Calendar Pages -- Chiang Mai Indigo Workshop and CambodianTextile Exhibition Field Trip

November 01st, 2009

Chiang Mai Indigo Workshop and CambodianTextile Exhibition Field Trip

The Thai Textile Society is arranging a special trip to Chiang Mai for an Indigo Workshop from November 1-4 and the opening of the Cambodian Textile Exhibition at the Bank of Thailand on November 5. Participants will also be able to enjoy a visit to a private textile collection and the festivities of the Loy Krathong Festival in Chiang Mai on the evenings of November 2 and 3.

Thai Textile Society member and designer Patricia Cheesman of Studio Naenna will lead the Indigo Workshop from Monday, November 2, to Wednesday, November 4. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned how to made indigo dye and to design and dye shibouri (cotton poplin) cloth for scarves, sarongs, and handkerchiefs.

On the final day of the workshop, Thai Textile Society member and textile expert Keo Siri Everingham will open her home to display her private textile collection.

On Thursday, November 5, tour participants will attend the exhibition and seminar "Cambodian Textiles: Expressions of Faith and Belief in the Woven Arts" with guest speaker Gillian Green. A gala dinner is expected in the grounds of the Bank.

The cost for this five night trip is 8,800 Baht each in twin accommodation for members and 9,300 Baht for non-members. There is an extra 1,930 baht surcharge per person in a single room at the Thapae Boutique House. The price includes all breakfasts, lunches at the workshop, materials for the workshop, pickup at the airport, airport departure, and transportation to and from Studio Naenna and the Cambodian Textiles Exhibition. Travelers are responsible for their own air fare and evening meals. Thapae Boutique House is close to both the Sunday walking market and the Loy Krathong parade route.

Space is limited to 15 people, and reservations must be made and paid for by September 14 to secure the rooms during the popular Loy Krathong Festival.

For reservations and a more detailed itinerary, please contact Khun Chotinan at .

The Thai Textile Society will not provide personal insurance for excursion participants. The Thai Textile Society's excursions are an activity of the Thai Textile Society, which is non-profit organization and is not a professional travel service. It cannot be held responsible for any injury, loss, or damage that may occur during any excursion, although the Thai Textile Society will make every effort to provide for the safety of participants.